David Rimmer, executive vice president of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based ExcelAire, told AIN that he believes the aircraft charter industry is now entering its next upcycle.
AINalerts » April 8, 2010
Business aircraft operators flying to South Africa for this year’s World Cup soccer tournament, to be held from June 11 to July 11, need to start planning now to avoid problems with slots, parking, hotel reservations and overflight permits.
Dulles Jet Center at Dulles International Airport has been forced to curtail services that made the company appear to be an FBO. According to a U.S. District judge’s opinion last month, Landow Aviation Limited Partnership, which spent $37 million to build Dulles Jet Center on 19 acres subleased from neighbor Signature Flight Support, was never permitted to service transient aircraft or otherwise act as an FBO.
The Norwood (Mass.) Airport Commission has adopted two resolutions to punish Boston Air Charter (BAC) for an alleged “public hazard” by launching two Citations on March 17 without proper ATC clearance while Norwood Airport was closed to fixed-wing operations due to flooding.
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is reporting strong turnout on the opening day of its annual convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. About 1,500 people have registered for the show, which features 135 exhibitors and dozens of new product introductions.
First-quarter accident statistics involving U.S.-registered aircraft released yesterday by Boca Raton, Fla.-based Robert E. Breiling Associates show the number of accidents among business turboprops has nearly doubled over the year-ago period. In the first three months of this year, there have been 15 turboprop accidents, three of which were fatal, resulting in a total of seven deaths.